7000 sugarcane growers to receive transport allowance

Sugar cane farmers during a consultation on the National Sugar Industry policy in Tavua. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

ABOUT 7000 sugarcane growers from Ba to Rakiraki will receive a transport allowance of $1 per tonne thanks to the Rarawai Penang Cane Producers Association.

Association president and acting chairman Jinend Singh said the allowance would assist farmers transporting cane during the 2019 harvest and crush season.

“We held a board meeting yesterday (Wednesday) and a resolution was passed to provide the subsidy to all our members,” he said.

More details on this story in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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